Sustainable Development Goals Agenda
Kenya recognizes that sustainable development and peace, security and stability are mutually dependent. Kenya will work with others to support a reformed UN system that can deliver peace, security and development and one that will address the challenges of development as central to international peace and security.
Kenya has played a leading role in promoting inclusive and sustainable development in the region and beyond. Kenya co-chaired the 13th Session of the Open Working Group that successfully adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, as well as the inter-governmental negotiation process on the 2030 Agenda for Development. Kenya will work with others to prioritize issues of Africa’s development, peace and stability.
Kenya continues to play a leading role in shaping global trade agenda through hosting of 10th WTO Ministerial Council and 14th UNCTAD Conference, all of which sought, in their own way, to integrate developing nations to the global trade agenda.
Conflicts and civil wars still threaten African countries and will affect their capacity to implement the SDGs. Growth in Africa must include a significant reduction of poverty and delivery of goods and services. Kenya supports a reformed UN system that can deliver on peace, security and development and one that will address the challenges of development in Africa as central to international peace and security.
Recognises that sustainable development cannot be realised without peace and security, and peace and security cannot be realised without sustainable development.
Kenya's Achievements under Sustainable Development Goals Agenda
13th session of the Open Working Group (OEWG)
Kenya and Hungary Co-Chaired the 13th session of the Open Working Group (OEWG) which tabled the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2014/2015
Adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Kenya also co-facilitated with Ireland the Post-2015 Development Agenda Process leading to the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Presidency of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)
Kenya will use its special leadership roles in global and regional organizations such as its presidency of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and membership of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) to drive the implementation of the United Nations Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals